Deepening our understanding of issues confronting contemporary society

The Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research (GCSCR) is dedicated to increasing our understanding of current challenges facing the modern world. Through the application of innovative humanities and social science research, incorporating the knowledge of academics from a broad range of interrelated disciplines, we are at the cutting edge of humanities and social science discourse. Our Centre's research is focused on the following contemporary themes: History, Media and Change; Mobilities, Communities and In/securities; Heritage and Wellbeing; Language, Culture and Belonging.

Research Themes

History media and change

History, media and change

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Mobilities, communities and In/securities

Mobilities, communities and in/securities

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Language, culture and belonging

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Heritage and well-being

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Griffith University Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme 2020

The Centre invites applications for the 2020 Griffith University Postdoctoral Fellowship (GUPF) round, a fixed-term, 2-year research-intensive position.

All potential applicants are required to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) (DOCX 79kb)

Completed EoIs should be sent via email to:

Applications close 5 pm (AEST) on Monday 6 July.

If successful in the EoI, applicants will be required to work with a senior GCSCR mentor to develop their application.

Further information documentation relating to the scheme is available on the Office for Research website.

Recent Highlights

Centre member Associate Professor Kerrie Foxwell-Norton has been awarded one of the prestigious 2020 Queensland Memory Awards. Kerrie has received a John Oxley Fellowship for her project "The Women of the Great Barrier Reef: The Untold Stories of Environmental Conservation in Queensland." Click here to read more

Laureate Leader Professor Paul Tacon has been working closely with Indigenous communities using new digital technology to reconstruct 3D images of important Indigenous rock art sites destroyed by bushfires that ripped through eastern Australia last year and early this year. Click here to read more

Centre members Dr Hamish McLean and Duncan McConnell are working from home offices in Brisbane helping medics in Mongolia prepare for COVID-19 and beyond. Click here to read more

Upcoming events

AILASA Gold Coast 2020 Conference

AILASA 2020 Conference

Association of Iberian and Latin American Studies of Australasia Conference will proceed in a revised format to be advised shortly.

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AAWP Conference 2020

Rising Tides: AAWP Conference 2020

25th Australasian Association of Writing Programs Conference being held at Griffith University. 16 - 18 November 2020

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